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Robert Barta

Robert Barta

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Place Victoria

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100 years

Biography

Robert Barta was born in 1975 in Prague in the Czech Republic. He now lives and works in both Berlin and Prague. He holds a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1998-2005) and a MFA from San Francisco Art Institute (2002-2003). He previously exhibited his works in, among other, Centrale for contemporary Art in Brussels, Museum Villa Merkel in Esslingen (GER), in Casino Luxembourg (LUX), in Georg-Kolbe Museum in Berlin, in Fondation Ricard in Paris (FRA), Overbeck-Gesellschaft in Lübeck (GER), in City Gallery in Prague (CZE) and in Casal Solleric Museum in Palma de Mallorca (ESP).

Artistic project : 100 years 

How do we trust the most common force we know and take for granted - gravitation ? Children have got a hard understanding why someone can be "underneath" the south pole, without falling "down" from earth…but gravitation is not just a part of our planet - its one of the four forces that keeps the universe together, or lets say expanding. How nice would it be if we could reverse some of our favorite movements, like the little coin spinning trick ? What if the coin would start wobbling and then suddenly stand up into full rotation ? One of the beauties of gravitational force and angular momentum we know from physics is showing this on a very basic and simple beer coaster which seems to be stuck in time - still spinning on a lonely table.

 

Audioguide : listen to the artist’s reflexion on the theme « Play and Distraction »

 

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